China Photographic Masterworks: The most valuable collection of masterpieces of the golden age of Chinese photography in private hands(China ,Photography)
Early Photography of China Collection: A highly important collection in development.. Various places, 1850s-1930s
The most valuable collection of early China photography in private hands, the Early Photography of China Collection includes the greatest masterworks of China photography by the foremost photographers working in China in the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the 20th century. The collection has been assembled over the course of many years, and we continue to expand and refine it as worthy photographs and archives become available. This collection, unrivaled in quality and extent in private hands, provides a unique opportunity to own one of the greatest collections of Chinese photography extant. We are eager to acquire important China photographs, from individual objects to albums and collections. We invite you to contact us.
Collection in development
ROCKEFELLER ,JOHN D
Ambrotype Portrait of John D. Rockefeller. Cleveland, Ohio: Wiliam C. North, c. 1857-1858
This famous portrait of John D. Rockefeller at age 18 is the earliest known photograph of the greatest titan of American business and industry.
(CENTRAL PARK) Prevost ,Victor
An extraordinary collection of photographs of Central Park by its first official photographer. New York, 1862
Pioneering photographs of Central Park. One of the earliest photographers to work in New York
CURTIS, EDWARD S
Dog Woman – Cheyenne (plate no. 668, Vol. 19). Curtis, c. 1930
This stunning glass photograph, Dog Woman – Cheyenne (plate no. 668), was prepared for the printing of Curtis’s The North American Indian. The glass interpositive is a rare survival used for publication of Curtis’s monumental work.
“Take a good look. We’re not going to see this kind of thing much longer. It already belongs to the past.” – George Bird Grinnell to Edward CurtisCURTIS ,EDWARD S.
Original glass plate photograph, Hopi Woman, prepared by Curtis for the printing of The North American Indian.. This portrait, titled Hopi Woman, was published as a photogravure in The North American Indian, volume 12, plate 411.,
This is a splendid original glass plate made for Curtis’s The North American Indian, the greatest photographic work on Native Americans.
WEED, CHARLES LEANDER
The Original Big Tree, 32 feet diameter. Charles Weed, 1864
Mammoth albumen print (15 ½ x 20 in.), mounted.
“There is no actual harm in making Niagara a background whereon to display one’s marvelous insignificance in a good strong light, but it requires a sort of superhuman self-complacency to enable one to do it.” – Mark TwainNIAGARA FALLS, New York
An album of 20 excellent views of Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, New York, compiled in 1867
An outstanding album containing beautiful and unusual images including, as its final image, one of the most remarkable North American photographs of the period.
King of Siam’s State Barge. Bangkok, c. 1865
This is a magnificent two-panel view of the king’s barge on the water, with dozens of oarsmen ready to put their paddles in to the water. The king’s ornate covered throne is at the rear of the vessel. The riverbank in the background is crowded with low thatched roof buildings.
Photographic album of Gothic architecture and proposed designs for the Royal Courts of Justice, London. Various places, 1868-70
This splendid album contains 120 fine medium and large format photographs of Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture.